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Last chance to take living wage survey

Dec. 5, 2007

KALAMAZOO--An online survey about living wage and Western Michigan University policy is available only to WMU students and only until Friday, Dec. 7.

The survey went online Sunday, Nov. 25, as students were returning to campus from the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and has been available around the clock since then. Availability of the survey has been widely publicized on campus, including prominant placements on the WMU home page and in GoWMU, the University's secure intranet portal.

The eight-question survey can be completed in one minute. Access to the survey requires a valid student BroncoNet ID and password. Only current WMU students will be able to access the survey, and each student can respond to the survey only once. The survey is completely confidential; answers to survey questions will not be linked to individual students in any way.

"The University has been asked to consider adopting a policy whereby we would require all contractors who perform work for WMU using non-University employees to pay their employees a living wage," says Dr. Diane Anderson, vice president for student affairs. "The students who are proposing this policy define a living wage as $9.50 per hour with benefits and $11.50 per hour without benefits."

Login to the Living Wage Survey requires a valid student BroncoNet ID and password.

Students also may access the survey through GoWMU, the University's secure intranet portal, by checking the message "Last chance to take living wage survey" in the Individualized Announcement channel on the GoWMU Student Home tab.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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